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by josehill
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 31
Views: 809

Re: Things to buy....

uunix wrote:60 posts and no SGI? WTF someone give this guy an INDY..

This is my 3,362nd post. By uunix's formula, that works out to being just a little more than 56 INDYs!

I'd better make some room in my basement before the Nekofairy delivers all the INDYs that I'm owed! :lol:
by josehill
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Installing Firefox on Octane. Lots of dependencies.
Replies: 28
Views: 542

Re: Installing Firefox on Octane. Lots of dependencies.

The tar -xvzf option which is supposed to unzip them says illegal option. Though that is what multiple sites say opens a TGIF file. For what it's worth, that's to be expected on IRIX. The z option (which is what unpacks gzipped files) is for GNU tar. IRIX tar doesn't have it. If you have neko_tar (...
by josehill
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hasselblad Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Hasselblad Assembly

I'm not a camera buff, but I thought this photo essay about Hasselblad's camera assembly process was pretty interesting:
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/6/16977 ... ctory-tour
by josehill
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Mac Pro El Capitan Recovery?
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Mac Pro El Capitan Recovery?

bifo wrote:
Shiunbird wrote:iWeb

Was that possibly phased out around the time that apple killed off homepage.mac.com?

Yes, it was shut down when Apple moved from MobileMe to iCloud in 2012.
by josehill
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Mac Pro El Capitan Recovery?
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Mac Pro El Capitan Recovery?

Unfortunately, I don't have any suggestions for you, pentium, though I suspect that as Apple seems to be delivering more and more automated updates without user permission, it's only going to get more and more difficult to run current software on unsupported Macs, especially Macs with custom upgrade...
by josehill
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Origin2000: 8x 250MHz, 5GB RAM
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Origin2000: 8x 250MHz, 5GB RAM

Very nice system!
by josehill
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

smj wrote:I refuse to be limited to some arbitrary number of xkcd comics, unless that number is asymptotic to the number of xkcd comics currently known to exist.

:lol: Well said!
by josehill
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

Not necessarily my favorite, but I have been guilty of this now and then:

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by josehill
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Computer with a real serial port

You can get PCMCIA cards for laptops that add proper hardware ports. I have a parallel port one for an old laptop of mine. Or, the Dell Latitude D630 is a good bet. Core 2 Duo, can take 4GB of RAM and an SSD if required, runs Windows 7 fine (or whatever else you want), and has a proper serial port ...
by josehill
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz
Replies: 17
Views: 436

Re: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz

I have one that's working but doesn't save PRAM settings for whatever reason. I've got a charger and two extra batteries for it. That's a PRAM battery failure and can easily be fixed. The 12" PowerBook G4 doesn't actually have a PRAM battery. It has a small, 0.022 F, 5.5 V capacitor that norma...
by josehill
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit
Replies: 120
Views: 6358

Re: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit

Hi Everyone,

It's one thing to document specific trolling behaviors, but it's another thing to get into name-calling and ad hominem attacks. Please avoid the latter, or this thread will be locked.

Thanks,
-jh
by josehill
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Newbee needs help with error message...
Replies: 35
Views: 424

Re: Newbee needs help with error message...

For general slowness, you should rule out DNS configuration issues before spending a lot of time troubleshooting. Misconfigured DNS has an unusually large impact on IRIX operations, and the symptoms often are mistaken for other issues. Also, as uunix hinted, /etc/fstab can slow down the system, espe...
by josehill
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Backing up data / licenses?
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Backing up data / licenses?

There are some SATA cards that will work in a Fuel. You can't boot a Fuel from a SATA drive, but an internal SATA drive can be a fast, relatively inexpensive way to backup the SCSI drive. See the Fuel Hardware Aggregator for more info.
by josehill
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)
Replies: 19
Views: 4151

Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

dpasek wrote:This thread is old, but it was never really answered...


A first post that shares actual scientific/technical information is worth some applause! Welcome to Nekochan!
by josehill
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: IRIX remote install from macOS
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: IRIX remote install from macOS

Thanks dexter, I know rsh was in El Capitan 10.11 (slightly broken on incoming connections) but cannot find it in 10.12 at all as it appears Apple omitted in favour of ssh. Correct. Apple dropped rsh, rcp, rlogin, and a few other related commands as of Sierra (10.12). I've updated the wiki accordin...

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